Haiku – 3 Looks at Castle

A grand sand castle

Young hands pridefully working

In the bright sunshine


Piece by tiny piece

Young girl makes a pink castle

Lego creation


Vampires swarm the walls

Full moon over the castle

A nighttime attack


For more prompts like “castle” go here: Haiku Horizons


Haiku – 3 Looks at Leaf

He heard the leaves crunch

A sound that chilled his young soul

The ghouls had found him


Cool Halloween night

Leaves crunching under kid’s feet

Children filled with glee


Fall color’s explode

Across the steep tall mountain

Seasonal tree leaves


For more prompts like “leaf” go here: Haiku Horizons

3 Looks at Birth

Life begins at birth

Held for the very first time

Hearts filled up with love


Song bird born in spring

Sings out to the cool morning

Happy for the fall


(A Halloween Haiku)

Born into darkness

Creature feasting on humans

Lusting for their blood


For more prompts like “birth” go here: Haiku Horizons


This song has been in my head all morning because of this prompt.

Haiku – Mask

Screaming in silence

Killer stalks some teenagers

No place you can hide


For more prompts like “silent” go here: Haiku Horizons


Watched the original “Halloween” last night and this morning I am watching “Friday the 13th: Part VI: Jason Lives” in order to get psyched up for Halloween. So, I thought I would write a Haiku to go along with the movies and the holiday (my favorite one). Always loved this Alice Cooper song that is in Jason Lives. Thought it might get you in the Halloween mood.


Haiku – The “Too Hot” Run

Warm October Day

Crunching on the late fall leaves

Halloween is close


I was listening to music while I ran today, and King Diamond kept coming on. I thought I would post a song from them to set the Halloween mood. Listen, and enjoy – with the lights on of course.

Haiku – Disembodied

In an empty house

Booming dark voice calls to me

An echoing sound


My 2-year-old son inspired this one. For some reason echos shake him up. He will come out of a room and say something like “echo hear,” and of course the writer in me sparks up. How can I turn this into something scary? This Haiku came to mind. Happy early Halloween!

One of my favorite scary movies! I thought I would post another scene from “The Changeling.”


Self plug: If you are into reading some creepy stuff for the Halloween season. You can check out my Amazon page where you will find a lot of stories that will keep you up at night. “3 Short Stories of Terror” is running free tomorrow (10/24/2014) through Tuesday. If you like killer treadmills, scary dreams, and ghosts then this might just be the collection for you – http://www.amazon.com/Anthony-Renfro

3 Short

Halloween Haiku

I don’t know where some of these Haiku got off to. I had them posted on this site, but for some reason they are not here anymore. So, I thought I would re-post them for my new audience. I hope you enjoy these scary Haiku based on some of my favorite horror movies.


A Nightmare on Elm Street

Dying in your dreams

Freddy Krueger kills at ease

Do not fall asleep

The Evil Dead


Book of the dead, bound in flesh

Demon in the woods


I want your Halloween Haiku!

Haiku: Spooky

2 ghosts traveling

Time to find a place to haunt

October is here


I wrote this Haiku last year around this time, and I thought I would share it with my new audience this year.

I would now like to open up this blog to you. Write a Haiku that screams Halloween, and drop the link into the box below.

As a sidebar note: This is my first attempt at doing this, so please let me know if you have any issues. 

A special thanks to haikuhorizons.wordpress.com for inspiring me to try this.